Peacemaker is Marianne’s new scifi/fantasy series featuring protagonists, Virgin Jackson and Nate Sixkiller. Peacemaker combines elements of the western genre in an urban fantasy setting. It also features the clash of different law cultures – ranger vs cowboy.
- Book One: Peacemaker
- Book Two: Dealbreaker
- Book Three: Soultaker
Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun (Big) Park, a huge natural landscape reserve in the middle of a sprawling coastal megacity. The park has been created to preserve Australia’s changing natural habitat, and to bring tourism to an over-urbanised world. Though the landscape is Australian, the tone of the park is all American West, complete with the Western Quarter saloons on the edge of the Park precinct.
Virgin’s duties are to maintain public safety and order in the park, but Parks Southern have brought out a hotshot cowboy from the US to help her catch some drug runners who’re affecting tourism. Virgin senses her boss is holding something back from her, and isn’t keen on working with an outsider, especially one as laconic and old fashioned as Nate Sixkiller.
When she sees an imaginary animal (a wedge tail eagle she calls Aquila) that hasn’t been around since she was a troubled teenager,Virgin knows its re-appearance means one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. Dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, so she goes for the latter. Something terrible is about to happen in the park and it’s not altogether ‘earthly’.
* This is currently a work in progress and is not yet under contract.